The tournaments in which Messi will play for Miami. Argentina captain Lionel Messi will start his new campaign very soon. The former PSG and Barcelona footballer may make his debut on July 21 after completing his contract with the American club Inter Miami. Half of the American League season has already passed. However, apart from the league, the Argentine star will play in several other tournaments.
Messi joined the American club to enjoy football at this age. This was said by the captain of Argentina himself. But in addition to enjoying football, his new team, Inter Miami, must also be lifted from the bottom of the league table. The total number of MLS clubs is 29. However, the teams are divided into two groups. Inter Miami is at the bottom of the table (15th) in the Eastern Conference League. Messi’s first task will be to lift the team from the bottom.
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Meanwhile, in addition to the league, Messi will also play different tournaments for Miami. Messi’s new team will play the US Open Cup along with the US League Cup. The US Open Cup is the North American continental tournament. Which is a lot like England’s FA Cup. Clubs from all divisions of the United States compete in this tournament. And the team that wins this tournament will qualify for the CONCACAF Championship. In the meantime, Inter Miami has entered the semis of the US Open Cup. They will face Cincinnati on August 23.
The tournament between MLS (United States League) and Liga MX (Mexican League) is called the League Cup. Messi will make his debut in the Inter Miami jersey in this tournament against Cruz Azul.
But the biggest challenge for Messi is to qualify for the 2024 CONCACAF. Because Messi’s team, Inter Miami, is far from qualifying for this tournament. Because their position in the league is 15th. However, if they win the US Open Cup, Inter Miami will get a direct ticket to CONCACAF. They are in the semi-finals of the tournament.